Massachusetts has arrived at a $56 million settlement with the people of the dozens of veterans who died and had been sickened through the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home’s popular COVID-19 outbreak in the early months of the pandemic, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday.
“The COVID-19 outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers’ House was a awful tragedy. Whilst we know very little can provide back again those who have been lost, we hope that this settlement brings a sense of closure to the cherished types of the veterans,” Baker reported in a press launch.
Tom Lesser, the law firm for the plaintiffs, instructed ABC Information that the outbreak resulted in more than 160 veterans contracting the virus amongst March 1 and June 23, 2020, with at the very least 84 veterans in the end dying from the an infection.
The arrangement is topic to approval by the federal district courtroom for Massachusetts, and